Book & Movie Discussion Groups at the Eldredge Public Library

The Friends of Eldredge Public Library Book Discussion Group

This group meets once a month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Friends room. Everyone is welcome!

2017-2018 Schedule

October 31, 2017 - Miracles We Have Seen by Harley RotbartSo Far So Great

November 28, 2017 - So Far So Great by Mary Miller

December 19, 217 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

January 30, 2018 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

February 27, 2018 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

March 27, 2018 - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

April 24,  218 - Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello by Cynthia Kierner

May 22, 2018 - The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers by Terry McDonell


If you have any questions, please call Linda Nixon at 508-945-2094.    

EPL Book-to-Film Discussion Group

Some of the most enduring films have been inspired by great literature. And some books seemed to be nothing special until brought into sharper focus by a great filmmaker. The Eldredge Public Library would like to invite you to join our a book-to-film discussion group. On the first Saturday of each month we meet at the Library at 2:00 pm, having read the pre-selected book for the month. We watch the movie version together, and then comes the fun as we discuss the merits of each. Facilitated by a Library staff member, the group chooses the titles. We are have an interesting exchange of ideas, thoughts, and impressions. Most of all, we enjoy an afternoon of fun in a relaxed setting with congenial people!


September 2, 2017 - True Grit by Charles Portistrue grit book

October 07, 2017 - Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

November 04, 2017- Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

December 02, 2017- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre

January 13, 2018 - Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

February 03, 2018 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

March 03, 2018 - Stardust by Neil Gaimanstardust

April 07, 2018 - The Natural by Bernard Malamud

May 05, 2018 - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

June 02, 2018 - No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


 EPL Classic Film Discussion Group

Our Classic and Foreign Film Group will meet on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 pm.  This group will be alternating films between foreign, (non-English with subtitles) and American classics.

This film groups will be led by Librarian Samuel Rome, who is able to combine his love of film with his love of books.  Get ready for some good movies, good discussions and good company!  Everyone is welcome to join, no registration is needed.

September 16, 2017 - Ruggles of Red Gap (1935, Directed by Leo McCarey)

October 14. 2017 - Grand Illusion (1937, Directed by Jean Renoir)

November 18, 2017 - Black Narcissus (1947, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

December 16, 2017 - The Night of the Hunter (1955, Directed by Charles Laughton)

January 20, 2018 - Bigger Than Life (1956, Directed by Nicholas Ray)

February 17, 2018 - Wait Until Dark (1967, Directed by Terence Young)

March 17, 2018  - Kes (1969, Directed by Ken Loach)  

April 21, 2018 -Five Easy Pieces (1970, Directed by Robert Rafelson)

May 19, 2018 - Day for Night (1973, Directed by Francois Truffaut)

June 16, 2018 - Broadcast News (1987, Directed by James L. Brooks)

Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group

Attention all cookbook lovers!  We invite you to join our newest book group: Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Group at the Eldredge Public Library.  The group will meet thlorna cookbook clube first Tuesday of each month to taste recipes and discuss cookbooks.  Each month we will choose a cookbook.  You let us know which recipe you will cook to share with the other members, and then we meet to taste the recipes and talk about the chosen cookbook and your cooking experience!  A great way to meet fellow foodies and expand your cooking experience.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Library about 1 month ahead of the meeting date.  To sign up for each month, please contact Lorna Dzialo @ 508-945-5170 or  Registration is required, this group cannot accommodate drop-ins.

April 4, 2017 - The Cape Cod Cookbook: 201 Traditional Recipes from Chatham Cranberry Salsa to
Provincetown Crab Cakes
by Jerome Rubin

May 2, 2017 - How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark BittmanIMG_4631

June 6, 2017 - The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket by Marnie Hanel & The Summer Table: Recipes and Menus for Casual Outdoor Entertaining by Lisa Lemke

September 5, 2017 - New England Open-House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase

October 3, 2017 - Vegetarian India by Madhur Jaffrey & At Home with Madhur Jaffrey by Madhur Jaffrey

November 7, 2017 - The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser

December 5, 2017 - Dories Cookies by Dorie Greenspan & Martha Stewart's Cookies by Martha Stewart Living

January 9, 2018 - Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

February 6, 2018 - The Way to Cook by Julia Child

March 6, 2018 - One Pan Wonders by America's Test Kitchen

April 3, 218 - Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis

May 1, 2018 - The Moosewood Restaurant Favorites  by Moosewood Collective

June 5, 2018 - The Cape Cod Table by Lora Brody 


 Chatham Great Books Discussion Groupgreat books

This discussion group is for people who want to talk about outstanding writings in history, literature, philosophy, politics, science, theology, and other disciplines.

Great Books discussion groups use an approach to discussion called Shared Inquiry, which follows a few simple guidelines designed to make a discussion more rewarding by keeping the group’s attention focused firmly on the text and its interpretation.great books feb 2017

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 3:00-5:00 pm throughout the year.

Upcoming Topics:

March 20, 2018 - Which New Era Would That Be by Nadine Gordiner

April 17, 2018 - What We Talk About When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver

May 15, 2018 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

For more information please contact facilitator Rick Pike at 508-221-3240 or  

Would you like the library to help acquire books for your members?  Please download our Bookclub Guidelines.  We are happy to help! Is your bookclub looking for suggestions? Click here for a list of books previously chosen by various bookclubs in Chatham.